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NBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
federal law -- >> doesn't state it has to be received. >> reporter: they don't require text messages be used. georgetown university allowed news 4 cameras into their emergency centers. students download an app, they see trouble and alert police. the iphone cameras are seen on police tv monitors. >> we get their location, we get audio and we get video from the scene. >> reporter: it, too, is opt in. voluntary. private companies are marketing key fobs, a device that lights up with emergency messages hoping schools make it mandatory. >> most of us don't want to carry that. >> closed roads, open roads happen through here. >> reporter: d.c.'s homeland security has a silver bullet. the commercial mobile alert system, a push alert that hits every phone in d.c. with a text alert in the case of an emergency. universities have been called to inquire about it. the trouble is, they can only send alerts to the entire district of columbia. >> so many times they turn it off. >> howard university says they use text alerts for matters of an immediate threat. if notification is made when there's no longe
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
:00, a leading house republican says he is open to changing the law that restricts building heights in washington. city officials want taller buildings to accommodate all the growth downtown. the national capitol planning commission voted against any major changes. issa says he doesn't want to write off changing that law that generally requires buildings to be no taller than the width of the streets they face. >>> we are learning of new delays for the opening of the silver line. jim handly is at the live desk with more. >> the silver line was supposed to open in january. we are learning now about new potential issue that is could delay the project. the metropolitan airport says testing has identified problems with the train control system. they tell us software changes are being made now to make the system right. after the changes are made, more testing will be done before the project is handed over to metro. bottom line, riders may not be able to ride the silver line until the end of march. officials say their goal is safety and they want to make sure everything is perfect before o
NBC
Dec 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
, patience is growing thin. this man, his wife and three kids have shipped to the in-laws. no water because no electricity for the pump. >> that's right. no electricity for the well. >> reporter: he'd like to use his chainsaw to give dominion power a head start. >> they told us don't touch the tree, don't touch it. we'll be more than happy to cut them up. we cut them up between here and the main road. if we can't do it and they're not going to do it, we don't have a lot of choices. >> reporter: as for the rogers family, they say they can hang in a little longer. >> i love dominion power. i've watch these guys work. earlier this evening the treys called me back to say the dominion contractor just rolled up chimney lane to start work. it may be a few hours yet. the rogers also have these mres they can have for supper. a dominion power representative did tell me that they hope nearly everybody will have power restored by the end of the day. there may just be a few stragglers they have to tend to tomorrow. julie carey, news 4. >> mres with a little pinot noir, that's good eating. >>> whenever w
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